First CRC Weekly
October 8 - October 14
Our Mission: To Glorify God by making More and Better Disciples
From the Office
Welcome to this week's CRC newsletter! Here you will find time-sensitive announcements, events, service schedules, offering schedules, and prayer list. I will send these out at the end of each week.
Becky - Church Office Administrator
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Hanford CRC Podcast!
Why Podcast? Podcasts give you the ability to listen anywhere without having to worry about your internet connection, or using too much data. Listen in the car, at the gym, or while you're out working on the farm, ranch, or dairy. Simply put, podcasts are easily accessible and portable so you have the freedom to tune in anytime from anywhere. Pretty cool, huh?
Elder nominee for Governing Council
Crossroads Pregnancy Center
Sponsor\pledge forms will be available soon. If you have any questions or would like more information, please free free to call us at 583-1900 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Another option is to register for the Walk on our website or download the pledge form at https://www.crossroadscpc.com/walk-for-life/
EVENTS THIS WEEK
New City Catechism of the Week: 48
What is the church?
UPCOMING FIRST CRC EVENTS
Coffee Break - Regular meetings on Tuesday evenings @ 6:30 pm
(for more info please see Carla Koostra)
Wednesday Morning Coffee Break - Wednesday mornings @ 10:00 (for more info please see Jeanne de Haan)
Womens Bible study - Tuesday mornings @ 9:30am (for more info please contact Gayle Zonneveld)
MSM & Common Ground ~ Sunday, October 10rd @ 6pm
CADETS ~ Meeting - Wednesday, October 13th @ 6pm
GEMS ~ Wednesday, October 13th @ 6:30pm
BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
Friday: John & Angela Lemos, Mark & Jordan Tos, Brielle de Jong
Saturday: Jennifer Koelewyn
Sunday: Johnny & Lauren Zonneveld, Emmett Carpenter, Nicolas Brown
Tuesday: Rodney & Linda Kamper, Anita Lemos, Bob Koelewyn
Wednesday: Victoria Tos, Wendy Reenders
Thursday: Alycia Medina Brown
Common Ground is made of co-ed youth in grades nine through twelve. Meetings are held Sundays @ 6pm in the loft. Please contact Shonie Holt at (559-936-3360) for more information.
Middle School Ministry is made of co-ed youth in grades seventh and eighth. Please contact Shonie Holt at (559-936-3360) for more information.
Cadets is a program for boys in third through eighth grade. Please contact Dave Danielson at (559-381-6215) for more information
GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) is a program for girls in third through eighth grade. Please contact Martha Valdez at (619-471-4014) for more information.
This week: Safe Families
Next week: Christian Ed.
General Fund Report of Offerings and gifts:
Approved budget for fiscal year 2021/2022 - $873,000
($72,750 needed per month to make budget)
General fund offerings through September 30, 2021 - $44,180.50 (we reached 6.4% of our 2021/22 budget)
General Fund expenses through September 30, 2021 - $88,457.31 (we spent 10.1% of our 2021/22 budget)
- Feel free to mail your donations to the church office (2175 Leoni Drive, Hanford, CA 93230)
- Cash donations will be accepted during normal office hours only (M-TH 8:30 AM–2:30 PM)
If you are writing a check to the church, the bank has requested that all checks be made payable to the First Christian Reformed Church of Hanford. If the checks are made payable to another name they may be rejected.
Want to save time and hassle? Check out our Online Giving program at http://hanfordcrc.org/give-online or ask a Deacon for assistance. Thank you for your continued support.
Our Church Family
PRAYERS AND PRAISES
Alana Villalobos - Return of her vision due to the corneal ulcer
Ashlyn Villalobos - Mini Stroke
Romans 12:10 says, "Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves." It can be easy to forget about those that we don't see each week. We hope that you take some time to visit, send cards, and pray for these members of our family:
Bob Carvalho, Johanna Hakker, Norm & Audrey Galloway, Richard & Marilyn Maccagno, Helen Schilder
Martha Chandler (Alice Manor in Fowler)
Janet Henshaw (Lemoore Elderly Apts)
Helen Noland (The Remington)
Jeanette Stout, Corrie Vennema (Valley Christian Home)
Linda Reenders (Palm Village in Reedley)
RELATIVES OF FAMILY
Ed Miguel (Teri Koelewyn’s father) - has gone onto hospice
Theresa Lemos (Anita Lemos daughter-in-law) is home and recovering with Oxygen therapy
Cal & Jamie Hofland and Roger & Sue Scheenstra
Stewart & Christine deJong
"In House" New City Catechism - All parents with at least one child between the ages of 3 and 6th grade are invited to take part in New City Catechism! Download the app (search "New City Catechism APP") on your phone, tablet, or other electronic devices. The lesson this week will be: What is the church? (week 48) Join the ‘City Catechism Discussion with First CRC’ Group on Facebook!
Central Valley Christian School is seeking a Full Time Director of Marketing and Communications. Fantastic leadership role to promote and communicate the mission of CVCS. In addition, a Part Time After School Care position is also available. If interested in either position, please contact and submit resume to email@example.com
Did you know that you can access our congregation's Business Meeting minutes directly from our website? That's right! All approved meeting minutes from the past year for Governing Council, Ministering Elders, Ministering Deacons, and our Annual Congregational Meeting Minutes are available online. Want access? Inquire with Becky at the office. 559-582-4423 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nursery: Jordan Tos, AJ Bekedam
Children's Worship: Storyteller: (Lions) Bob Beede, Liz de Jong
(Lambs) Shonie Holt, Brigit de Jong
Nursery: Gayle Zonneveld, Alana Villalobos
Children's Worship: Storyteller: (Lions) Stevi Zonneveld, Kelly Bekedam
(Lamb) Elizabeth de Jong, Mark Tos
Want to get in touch with our staff?
Andy Hanson, Associate Pastor - email@example.com
Vince Godfrey, Pastor of Worship and Liturgy - firstname.lastname@example.org
Becky Villalobos, Church Office Administrator - email@example.com
Shonie Holt, High School Youth Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth de Jong, Children's Ministry Director - email@example.com
Tim Thomas, Director of Technical Services - firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam Danielson, Custodian - 559-410-0443